Blackpills, a streaming service with a specialty in short-form “edgy” content, has launched a new series from Adaptive Studios. “Townies,” which is part of the leadoff for Blackpills 2018 slate that will launch on the mobile platform this year, was created by writer and comedian Julia Prescott (“The Aquabats! Super Show!”) and director Matt Enlow (“Shitty Boyfriends”).
The plot of the old-west teen parody, explores what happens in a spaghetti western flick when the camera pans away from the cowboys. It’s not about the sheriffs and the cowboys in black hats battling it out, it’s about teens in the throes of puberty. The series is Executive Produced by Perrin Chiles, TJ Barrack, Marc Joubert, Julia Prescott, Stephen Christensen, and Kate Grady. Matt Enlow serves as co-EP on the project.
“Townies take a fresh approach on portraying teenagers in unique ways that convey the humor and complexities of young-adulthood. blackpills continues to invest in high-quality programming for their mobile audience — we look forward to a continued and successful partnership with them,” says Adaptive Studios’ VP of Production, Kate Grady.
The new series builds on a growing relationship between the two companies, which most recently worked together to distribute Adaptive’s drama-thriller series “Simi Valley.” Last year, Blackpills acquired the rights to “Pineapple,” a short-form thriller from Adaptive that had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, as well as “Icarus,” “Everyone I Love is Dead,” and “Rounds.”